AD Integration – from 2003 to 2007….

  So AD integration with Exchange 2003 was split into 2 components: DSAccess & DSProxy. DSAccess.dll ran inside the System Attendant and was responsible for building a topology of the Domain Controllers available to the Exchange Server (increase diagnostics logging for MSExchangeDSAccess Service\Topology in the properties of your server in ESM and look at the…

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Getting Ready for Exchange 2007 – where to start…

So Exchange 2007 was released to market at the end of last year.  Realistically most customers will not be transitioning to Ex2007 for some time so in the meantime what can you do to get ready….? 1.       First of all I would download Microsoft Virtual PC 2004.  It’s free and is available here; http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/downloads/sp1.mspx  …

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Transport troubleshooting…

This article looks good.  It’s just been re-released and consolidates several other articles: General troubleshooting for transport issues in Exchange 2000 Server and in Exchange Server 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257265 The article doesn’t mention ExTRA though.  You can use the ‘Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant’ to troubleshoot mailflow.  It’s available for download here; http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=55884

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A very quick guide to Monitoring the Performance of your Exchange Server…..

Performance Monitoring is one of the dark arts which administrators are rarely given the time to master.  Performance Monitor on a Windows Server, in particular once Exchange Server is installed, gives us the capability to collect enormous amounts of data; ensuring that any understanding of how our particular Exchange Server is performing is invariably lost…

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On email archiving

Keeping control of your messaging data can often be a frustrating experience.  Administrators can often spend a lot of their time trying to balance the competing requirements of the user community, IT management and industry.   Users need bigger mailboxes and better performance; IT management need published recovery SLA’s to be met and the use of…

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